Economic Development

New Mexico auditor alleges taxpayer funds wasted by Environment Department

21 Views   OSA states NMED upgraded airline seating from economy to business class totaling to nearly $30,000 for two seats to Sydney, Australia State Auditor Joesph Maestas sent NMED a letter alleging Cabinet Secretary James Kenney and its division director “misspent or misused public funds” on a trip to Sydney, Australia, to

Rocket Lab expansion to bring manufacturing jobs to Albuquerque

52 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Biden-Harris Administration announced Tuesday the Department of Commerce will fund Rocket Lab with up to $23.9 million to enhance the supply of space-grade solar cells used in spacecraft and satellites. Rocket Lab is the parent company of SolAero Technologies, which assembles solar cells

New Mexico lawmakers seek more data on limiting drilling near homes and schools

57 Views   In the last legislative session, no reforms were made to oil and gas regulations despite bills to impose fines for oil spills, limit fresh water use and create buffers around schools. Looking forward to next year’s session, the Legislative Finance Committee met in oil-rich southeastern New Mexico Tuesday to discuss

UNM College of Nursing receives gift to fund scholarships

65 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is hoping new scholarships will bring more students to the College of Nursing. Western Sky Community Care recently gave a $450,000 gift to the college to fund scholarships for their nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife programs.

New Mexico Judge Denies Baldwins Dismissal Request

66 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” keeping the case on track for a trial this summer.

Like It Or Not, a Hydrogen Ecosystem Is Coming to New Mexico

98 Views   Production, distribution, power generation, carbon capture all in the works: Questions, concerns, confusion abound. Over the past month, in public meetings stretching from the Navajo Nation to Albuquerque, public officials and company representatives unveiled a picture of a new hydrogen energy industry being built in the northwest corner